The lightweight Jannarelly Design-1 looks like a modern-day Cobra

The lightweight Jannarelly Design-1 looks like a modern-day Cobra
Dubai-based boutique automaker Jannarelly has announced that it will be producing some 499 of its new Design-1 roadsters for the U.K., to be launched officially at the upcoming Blenheim Palace Salon Prive event.

Jannarelly’s designer and namesake, Anthony Jannarelly, (also responsible for the multi-million-dollar W Motors Lykan HyperSport) initially had the car made for himself as a one-off ultimate pleasure machine, but when enthusiasts online kept crying out for it to be put into production, the company eventually listened. 

“I was often asked if I drove a Lykan and the more I said no, the more I wondered what kind of car I would like to drive on a daily basis,” Jannarelly says. “I started sketching some ideas during a flight and then met my now partner, Frederic Juillot, who made boats and composite parts and is also based in Dubai.”

The Design-1 is a rear-wheel-drive, two-seat roadster with a vintage aesthetic and the “perfect sports car poise and balance.” It draws its power from a 3.5-litre V6 from Nissan, which makes 330 horsepower and can drive the lightweight two-seater to 100 km/h from stationary in under 4 seconds. 

The Design-1 boasts a steel tubular frame wrapped in structural aluminum chassis panels and is kept light with a fibreglass and carbon-fibre body. Total weight is 810 kg, or 760 kg with the carbon fibre option.

Other optional features include various customizations inside and out, a hardtop, canopy cover and low-level windscreen. 

The street-legal special launch edition models of the Design-1 that were released in the U.S. back in 2016 were priced starting at US$84,000. Pricing for the British wave of exclusive roadsters has not yet been released.
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